We have discussed the sura hamd. Bismillah hir rahman ir rahim is a part of this sura. It is one of the 7 ayat of the sura. Salaat is batil without bismillah. We have discussed the various viewpoints on this.
From tafseer of Durr E Mansoor there is a tradition from the Prophet of Allah. A man was reading salat in front of the prophet and he did not say bismillah. The prophet said that his salaat was batil or invalid. He then said do you not realize that this is a part of the sura hamd? This proves that this is a part of sura hamd. Had this salaat been a salaat when you have to read quietly then the prophet would not have been able to hear. If bismillah was to be said quietly in salaat then the prophet would not have objected. In the tradition it is not clarified which salaat it was. This is proof that in any salaat you have to read bismillah loudly. This is from a tradition reported in a book of ahle sunnat. Therefore it is a command from the prophet that bismillah is a part of the sura hamd. Reciting this is mandatory to save your salaat. This does not require a fatwa this is a command of the Prophet. Those who say that reading bismillah is makrooh they are going against the command of the prophet and you decide who they are.
In the earlier lectures we have discussed how the ba of bismillah relates to the whole. Be is before the subject and this became Bismillah.
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CopyrightHolderHujjatul Islam Allama Syed Muntazir Mehdi Rizvi Mujtahid